Dark Chocolate Matcha Truffles
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-15 truffles
 
Simply made, yet complex in flavor, a duo of dark chocolate and creamy coconut are at the heart of these truffles enveloped in robust matcha.
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup dark chocolate, chopped (I used 60% cocoa chocolate chips)
  • 8 Tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp. matcha
Instructions
  1. Place chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl, add coconut milk and microwave until very warm.
  3. Immediately add coconut milk to chocolate and cover with a cooking lid or plate to trap the heat in. Do not touch for 5 minutes, then lift cover and use a mixing spoon to gently stir; add vanilla. Continue stirring until completely melted, creamy and smooth.
  4. Set the mixture in the refrigerator to chill uncovered for 2-3 hours, or until completely solid.
  5. Once chilled and firm, prepare a small dish of matcha for rolling.
  6. Scoop out small balls by the tablespoon, then use your hands to gently roll the chocolate into balls.
  7. Toss in matcha to coat; set on parchment paper. Continue until all chocolate is scooped and coated in matcha powder.
  8. Store truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Notes
If you use dairy-free chocolate, the truffles are vegan.

The matcha will most likely absorb into the chocolate when stored in the fridge, but the green tea flavor is still strong.
Recipe by Nutrition Nut on the Run at https://www.nutritionnutontherun.com/2016/02/02/dark-chocolate-matcha-truffles/